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The grand event took place today at the Jewish school "Mitsva-613" in Belaya Tserkov: Minister of Commerce of the United States of America Ms. Penny Pritzker visited the educational complex.
Ms. Pritzker arrived on an official two-day visit to Ukraine. On October 26, she met with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. On October 27, Minister has planned a trip to the places associated with the history of the Pritzker family. Her ancestors settled in Belaya Tserkov in the middle of 19th century, some time later they moved to Kiev and then to Europe ...
A large delegation headed by the Minister of Commerce Penny Pritzker and US Ambassador Jeffrey Payette met with the principal of EC "Mitsva-613" Natella Andryushchenko and Mayor of Belaya Tserkov Vasiliy Savchuk. The tradition to welcome guests with bread and salt was not broken, but it was the Jewish Shabbat challah. The distinguished guests toured the school and visited the kindergarten, the mini-museum of the history of the Jews in Belaya Tserkov. Particular attention Ms. Pritzker and her family paid to the Hall of Fame, where was the information about prominent Jews, including the Jay Pritzker, who founded the International Architecture Award in 1979…
In the school’s assembly hall there was a rehearsal for a school concert at that time. Guests enjoyed the touching performance of children, especially the song-prayer Adon Olam, in Hebrew sounded by the school choir.
Penny Pritzker and Natella Andryushchenko exchanged gifts. The kids got the presents from the Minister! They will never forget this good and positive meeting.
We are very proud that our Jewish school has become the face of Belaya Tserkov and the Jewish Education of Ukraine! We happily realize that the distinguished guests from the United States will be taken away magnificent impressions and good memories of visiting the Jewish school in Belaya Tserkov to another continent. Today’s unprecedented event was a new page in the history of the Jewish community of Belaya Tserkov.